"...Transformative movements usually first start as transgressive subcultural movements (not caring about the old systems); then start building their own institutions (GPL, Creative Commons), before they become more explicitely political and start tackling the existing institutional order.Read more »
"When he attended a rally in Munich this month, Richard Stallman took time out of his busy schedule to talk with our News Editor, Britta Wülfing. The conversation covered everything from Software as a Service, to patents, protests, international politics, and protecting your freedom...Read more »
"This text is the initial result of the 1st Science & Democracy World Forum which took place in Belém on 26-27 January 2009. It has been written and accepted by citizens of 18 countries from 4 continents.Read more »
RMS: « A Dutch study concludes that P2P file sharing makes a positive contribution to society. Of course, we know this is true, but it is good to see it confirmed carefully. »Read more »
"In 2008, nations worldwide plundered their common wealth in an effort to bail out the prevailing economic order. It is a stark reminder that there could be other ways of doing things. It is an opportune time to reexamine the concept of the commons, perhaps as a parallel, if not an alternative to private property oriented social, political and legal systems..."Read more »
« This is a response to A balance of freedoms. "Value your freedom, or you will lose it, teaches history. "Don't bother us with politics," respond those who don't want to learn." - RMS ... » (Submitted by aboutblank on fsdaily.com - Free Software News)Read more »
"...When Raymond compare our community's industry to Gandhi's campaign for the self-rule of India from British course of action [...] he implicitly acknowledges that this is a issue of culmination a system of dominion -- a social system to be precise with integrity untrue. That is what we in the free-software movement have be proverb since 1984..."Read more »
«...That statement packages several questionable assumptions:
1. That the only motive for developing free software is ideological.
2. That innovation in software requires a lot of funding.
3. That the only way to fund software research is through proprietary software.
4. That innovation is more important than freedom.Read more »
"...For Richard Stallman, the danger lies in the fine print. To Stallman, the fact it's illegal to copy, modify or give away much of today's computer software is an assault on people's fundamental rights and freedoms. But he knows it's all there, written down, saying that people can't do it. So for almost 25-years, it's this fine print he's been fighting..."Read more »
«...On this subject, I had an interesting email conversation with Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, who differentiated for me the difference between "open source" and "free software," ...» -- Free Software, Free Society: Why Barack Obama should support the Free Software MovementRead more »
"The most important philosopher of our time — as measured by effects on society — will be in Edmonton on February 5th to deliver the 2009 Merv Leitch QC Memorial Lecture..."Read more »
« When businesses have special influence on politics it means that the democracy is sick. The purpose of democracy is to make sure that the rich do not have influence proportional to their wealth. And if those who have more have more influence than I do, that means that the democracy is dying. Laws created this way have no moral authority, but only the capacity to do harm. »Read more »
"Everybody has his/her own reason for using Free Software. Unfortunately, my favorite reason seems to be among the most “FUDed” by proprietary software companies. (Behind “Lowering the TCO”) I personally believe the most important aspect of Free Software is the advancement of society..."Read more »
"Well, with the project officially announced, I think it may be time for a sneak peek. What better to kick off a sneak peek than to share with you the very first two pages of the book, lovingly reproduced here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! ..."Read more »